U.S. At War: Propaganda v. Facts

One day last week a "high Government official"—very high and very close to the President—decided that the U.S. people had become too complacent and needed another dose of gloom. Rounding up the regulars in the White House press room, he took them to a quiet room in the Mayflower Hotel and there, over oysters and drinks, gave them a "not-for-attribution" talk about his and the President's worries.

Said he: greedy pressure groups are upsetting the anti-inflation program. They are postponing the day of victory by their grabs for higher wages and higher prices. The...

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